For its return to the 7DAYS EuroCup one season removed from winning it, Unicaja Malaga has turned to a new head coach in Luis Casimiro, who signed a two-year deal with the club on Thursday. Casimiro, 57, arrives from Herbalife Gran Canaria, where he spent the last two seasons. He helped Gran Canaria win the 2016 Spanish SuperCup and reach the EuroCup and Spanish League playoffs in both of his seasons with the team. The team went as far as the Spanish League semifinals this season, which gave Gran Canaria a place in the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Altogether, Casimiro has coached five EuroCup seasons with a 30-23 record (56.6%).
Casimiro previously coached Unicaja for two months at the end of the 2011-12 season. He has coached in Spain for his entire career, starting with Puertollano, Almodovar del Campo and Don Benito before joining Breogan's coaching staff in 1993. He went on to coach Gandia Basket, Alicante, Salamanca, Gijon Baloncesto and Basquet Manresa, which he led to the Spanish League title in 1998. Casimiro has also coached Caceres, Valencia Basket, Baloncesto Valladolid, Fuenlabrada, Estudiantes and Sevilla. He helped Valencia reach the Saporta Cup final in 2002 and won the Spanish second-division title with Fuenlabrada in 2005.